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Bahe Takes Absence From His Show To Undergo Surgery

Jason Barrett

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At 3:16 a.m. on Jan. 22, Nick Bahe became a father. Less than four hours later, he had a doctor’s appointment regarding his own health.

“You go from this euphoric state of laying eyes on your baby for the first time to talking to the doctors about potentially maybe having cancer,” said Bahe, the former state championship quarterback at Lincoln Southeast and Creighton basketball guard.

Bahe, the host of “Game Time” on 1620 The Zone, announced during Tuesday’s show that he’ll miss radio duties for a couple of weeks because of a tumor in his thymus gland.

Surgery was scheduled for Wednesday. Doctors will remove the gland, at which point tests will reveal whether the tumor is cancerous.

Bahe’s symptoms, primarily nausea and dizziness, started in early November. Winter is his busiest season because he’s a color analyst for Creighton and Big East basketball. Bahe recalled one pre-game interview with his play-by-play partner and Villanova’s coach.

“I’m sitting with Tim Brando and Jay Wright at one shoot-around and my whole thought was, just don’t puke on Jay Wright,” Bahe said on “Game Time.” “I wasn’t listening to a word he was saying.”

A series of tests revealed that Bahe had suffered two strokes in his cerebellum, he said. He’s been participating in vestibular rehabilitation, retraining the balance system in his brain. Meanwhile, he’s maintained a hectic work schedule.

“It’s been probably the most challenging stretch of months of my entire life,” Bahe said, fighting back tears.

“You hear the word ‘cancer’ and it shakes you pretty good. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t scared, because I am. But here’s the thing: the only thing you have control over is your state of mind.

“I could choose to tap into the fear and scary thoughts in my mind. I can make that choice. But I’ve tried really hard and I’m continuing to try really hard to tap into the positive, optimistic part of my mind.”

Credit to Omaha.com who originally published this article

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FOX Sports Radio Broadcasting Live From Arizona & Las Vegas For Super Bowl Week

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Sports radio will descend upon Glendale, Arizona and the greater Phoenix area next week for Super Bowl LVII, and FOX Sports Radio will be out in full force.

FOX Sports Radio announced Thursday that Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, LaVar Arrington, Brady Quinn, Jonas Knox, Doug Gottlieb, Steve Covino, Rich Davis, Chris Broussard and Rob Parker will all be live from either radio row, State Farm Stadium or Scottsdale Stadium starting Monday.

Dan Patrick and his crew will be at Scottsdale Stadium, which is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants and the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. Colin Cowherd will broadcast two shows from State Farm Stadium, site of this year’s Super Bowl, on Thursday and Friday.

The rest of the FSR names mentioned above will all be doing their respective shows from radio row at the Phoenix Convention Center.

FOX Sports Radio also announced Jason Smith and Mike Harmon will broadcast from the Wynn Las Vegas resort on Thursday and Friday. They will have a strong focus on all things betting with regards to the Super Bowl.

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Alpha Media Ends San Antonio Sports Star Simulcast, 1250 AM Goes All ESPN Radio

“Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.”

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San Antonio now has a frequency where people can find local sports talk and the full ESPN Radio lineup.

RadioInsight reported owner Alpha Media has tweaked what was on 1250 AM, launching it as ESPN 1250. The station will be San Antonio’s 24/7/365 home for ESPN Radio. That will include NBA, NFL and MLB play-by-play on top of talk.

San Antonio’s Sports Star had been simulcasting on 1250, but Alpha will carry on with live and local programming on the stronger FM frequency. Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.

Sports Star is the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers in San Antonio.

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ESPN Radio 94.1 Sells Station Naming Rights To Priority Automotive Group

“The programming on the station does not change.”

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Max Media has found an interesting new revenue stream in Virginia Beach. ESPN Radio 94.1 has sold its naming rights. The station has rebranded as Priority Auto Sports Radio 94.1 ESPN.

“This is an important partnership for us,” said Priority Automotive COO Matt Elmer. “At Priority Automotive we think sports ties everyone together, so this is a great opportunity for us to be a voice in the community and partner with the number one voice for sports in Hampton Roads, ESPN 94.1.”

The programming on the station does not change. Listeners in the 757 will still hear the nationally syndicated ESPN Radio lineup except for in afternoon drive when The Tim Donnelly Show is on the air.

“The partnership between ESPN 94.1 and Priority Automotive is a natural evolution for both companies,” President and Market Manager Keith Barton added. “From the many youth organizations to college teams, Priority Automotive Has been dedicated to sports in Hampton Roads for decades. Max Media is incredibly proud to be partnered with such a class organization.”

Priority Automotive owns 17 car dealerships across Virginia.

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